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Semana Santa – Alcaudete

Alcaudete is located on a hillside in the province of Jaén, southern Spain, approximately 40 minutes from Jaen, one hour from Granada and two hours from Sevilla. The town centre is of medieval origin and the town is most famous buildings are the Church of Santa María la Mayor and the Calatravo Castle.

Semana Santa (Holy Week) is the week before Easter. During this week the Spanish Catholic religious brotherhoods (cofradía) perform penance processions on the streets. The most spectacular processions are in Andalucia, particularly in Sevilla, Malaga and Granada; however, many smaller towns and villages also have elaborate celebrations, full of character and local tradition. One such town is Alcaudete. During Semana Santa, almost 30 processions pass through the its’ streets. The following video and photos are from the Tuesday processions during Semana Santa 2018.

The Tuesday processions in Alcaudete, Andalucia, Spain during Semana Santa 2018.

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